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SPCA of Texas Receives $10,000 from the ASPCA® to Support the Purchase of Hay for Owners at Risk of Surrendering their Equine

 

 

 

 

 


(DALLAS, TX); February 20, 2018
— The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to announce that it has received a generous grant in the amount of $10,000 from the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to support the purchase of hay and feed for owners at risk of surrendering their equine through the Emergency Hay Bank for At-Risk Community Horses.


The SPCA of Texas recently launched a new program where the organization’s Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit will purchase hay and feed for owners at risk of surrendering their equine due to a setback in life, such as a job loss, or lack of proper education.


The funding of this grant will allow the SPCA of Texas to purchase the feed, thus providing a safety net, which will allow equine owners the opportunity to bring their equine up to code without having to surrender their horses. The temporary assistance would relieve expenses and allow the families to work out solutions to keeping their equine, safe and happy. Animal Cruelty Investigators will offer these services to anyone who is not maliciously or irresponsibly abusing/neglecting their animals and is willing to rectify their equine’s living situations.


“The ASPCA knows that when people face economic challenges, it can impact their animals as well, potentially leading to suffering and/or the need to find them a new home,” added Dr. Emily Weiss, vice president of ASPCA Equine Welfare. “We hope that by providing short-term hay support to horse owners during urgent times, we can make sure their horses are well-fed, healthy and able to remain at home.”


The SPCA of Texas is able to provide this important service thanks to this generous grant from the ASPCA. Without support from foundations and donors like ASPCA, the SPCA of Texas would not be able to afford the cost of the care for the animals necessary to save lives.


About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter clinics and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in seven North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org.

About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first animal welfare organization in North America and continues to serve as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA is committed to its mission of providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

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